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Neild, Ruth Curran; Wilson, Sandra Jo; McClanahan, Wendy – Research for Action, 2019
This evidence guide provides detailed research summaries on the effectiveness of specific afterschool programs for improving outcomes for students in grades K-12. The purpose of the guide is to present information that education agencies, afterschool providers, and others can use as they make decisions about afterschool programming. The guide is a…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, After School Programs
Gates, Susan M.; Baird, Matthew D.; Master, Benjamin K.; Chavez-Herrerias, Emilio R. – RAND Corporation, 2019
Research across the decades has confirmed that effective school leadership is associated with better outcomes for students and schools. A high-quality school leader affects dozens of teachers and hundreds or thousands of students. It is a pivotal role. From 2011 to 2016, The Wallace Foundation, through its Principal Pipeline Initiative (PPI),…
Descriptors: Principals, Career Development, Program Effectiveness, Academic Achievement
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Warner, Miya T.; Ready, Douglas D. – Educational Policy, 2019
An extensive body of research describes the stark social and academic disparities that characterize large, comprehensive public high schools. Advocates have argued that smaller high schools, with their necessarily more constrained curricula, have the potential to improve student academic outcomes and their equitable distribution. Using propensity…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Access to Education, Course Selection (Students), High School Students
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Leite, Walter L.; Cetin-Berber, Dee D.; Huggins-Manley, Anne C.; Collier, Zachary K.; Beal, Carole R. – Grantee Submission, 2019
Although the use of technology in the K12 classroom has been shown to have a positive impact, research on the use of open education resources (OER) is relatively limited, especially research focusing on low-achieving students. The present study examines the relationship between usage of Algebra Nation, a self-guided system that provided…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Video Technology, Algebra
Askew, Karyl; Stevenson, Olivia; Jones, Bridget – Grantee Submission, 2018
"INSPIRE" is an Investing in Innovation (i3) development grant funded by the Office of Innovation and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education. "INSPIRE" provides an innovative integrated K-12 STEM pipeline approach focused on STEM course content and instructional redesign. The INSPIRE model was implemented in Cabarrus County…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Standardized Tests, Mathematics Achievement, Science Achievement
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Weeraratne, Bilesha; Chin, Brian – International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, 2018
This study evaluates the impact of Khan Academy (KA) video tutorials in a blended learning environment for ninth grade students in Sri Lanka. The 632 treatment group students followed KA during 2-3 out of 5 time slots assigned for mathematics teaching per week. Students in the control group followed the regular class room environment with a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Video Technology, Blended Learning, Technology Uses in Education
Childers, Elizabeth A. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this research study was to determine the effectiveness of four different class schedules on students' academic achievement on end-of-course testing and whether a specific class schedule is more conducive to student academic achievement on state-mandated standardized tests. Georgia Department of Education provided archived public…
Descriptors: Scheduling, Academic Achievement, Standardized Tests, High School Students
Mokher, Christine; Leeds, Daniel; Harris, Julie – CNA Corporation, 2018
Florida enacted legislation in 2008 for a statewide program known as the Florida College and Career Readiness Initiative (FCCRI), which was intended to reduce the need for postsecondary remediation. The FCCRI consisted of testing grade 11 students to determine their college readiness and offering math and English college readiness and success…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, College Readiness, Grade 11, Grade 12
Mokher, Christine; Leeds, Daniel; Harris, Julie – CNA Corporation, 2018
Florida enacted legislation in 2008 for a statewide program known as the Florida College and Career Readiness Initiative (FCCRI), which was intended to reduce the need for postsecondary remediation. The FCCRI consisted of testing grade 11 students to determine their college readiness and offering math and English college readiness and success…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, College Readiness, Grade 11, Grade 12
Willmore, Candice; Smith, Donna J.; Southerland, Christie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This mixed-methods study was designed to determine the impact of attendance in the professional development series of the school leaders' organization for school leaders and leadership capacity in Tennessee public schools. The areas of focus of the study included leadership practices, instructional practices, and school culture as perceived by…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Leadership Training, Public Schools, Teaching Methods
Smith, Donna J.; Southerland, Christie; Willmore, Candice – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This mixed-methods study was designed to determine the impact of attendance in the professional development series of the school leaders' organization for school leaders and leadership capacity in Tennessee public schools. The areas of focus of the study included leadership practices, instructional practices, and school culture as perceived by…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Leadership Training, Public Schools, Teaching Methods
Churchill, Aaron – Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2018
Since 2005, the Thomas B. Fordham Institute has published annual analyses of Ohio's state report card data, focusing on district and charter schools in Ohio's Big Eight urban areas: Akron, Canton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Toledo, and Youngstown. For the 2017--18 school year, we provide an overview of Ohio's assessment and report…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Achievement Rating, Accountability
Southerland, Christie; Smith, Donna J.; Willmore, Candice – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This mixed-methods study was designed to determine the impact of attendance in the professional development series of the school leaders' organization for school leaders and leadership capacity in Tennessee public schools. The areas of focus of the study included leadership practices, instructional practices, and school culture as perceived by…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Leadership Training, Public Schools, Teaching Methods
Holmes, Venita R. – Houston Independent School District, 2018
This study hypothesized that HISD prekindergarten participation consistently correlated with better educational outcomes for students. Taking into account students' age differences through kindergarten enrollment, propensity score matching controlled for students' background characteristics. Three cohorts of students in this study were eligible or…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Mathematics Achievement, Reading Achievement, Language Arts
Houston Independent School District, 2018
The Texas Education Code (ยง 29.051) requires school districts to provide every language minority student with the opportunity to participate in either a bilingual or English as a second language (ESL) program. This evaluation report summarizes the performance of students who participated in the district's Dual Language Bilingual Program. Included…
Descriptors: School Districts, English Language Learners, Bilingual Education, English (Second Language)